Reading in the time of COVID-19

Reading in the time of COVID-19

Old New Worlds Part II Chapter Fourteen         As my contralto-nutritionist friend Monica Reinagel has pointed out, “By now, you’ve gotten emails from every website and business you’ve ever visited, announcing how they are responding...
Belatedly posting my spring newsletter

Belatedly posting my spring newsletter

My friend Kristine—the genealogist who helped me to search for Sarah in Old New Worlds—sent me this quote from T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets: East Coker after I lost my sister, Anne, to pulmonary fibrosis three weeks ago. Anne was the one who brought our family’s African...
Agatha Christie from the page to the stage

Agatha Christie from the page to the stage

It’s fun trying to mix it up with the BookNotes segment on WBJC each month, and when I heard that Everyman Theatre was putting on the first-ever stage adaptation of Agatha Christie’s iconic whodunit, Murder on the Orient Express, my interest was immediately piqued....

The Winter Newsletter

A couple of months ago, we were sitting with friends around our dining room table discussing the one thing that might seem the most out of character with our particular personality. My contribution to the conversation was that, despite being introverted, I have chosen...
The Ides of October

The Ides of October

At the exact half way point between my Fall and Winter newsletters, I’m slipping in an extra one because … the moment is finally here! The national (and international) Pub Date of the hardcover of Old New Worlds is today, October 15th 2019. Three years of...
My Reading List at The Rumpus

My Reading List at The Rumpus

If anyone had told me a year ago that I would be published in The Rumpus—along with the likes of Roxane Gay, Rick Moody, Cheryl Strayed, Steve Almond, et al—I would have thought I was dreaming. Yet, thanks to Creative Strategist, Ben Tanzer, it turns out to be...

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